Tongue amulet in the form of a cicada (hanchan)

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Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 1st century BCE-1st century CE
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.5 x 1.9 x 0.8 cm (1 3/8 x 3/4 x 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.592
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade
Type

Mortuary object

Keywords
China, cicada, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1963
J.T. Tai & Co., New York [1]

From 1963 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from J.T. Tai in 1963 [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [3]

Notes:

[1] J.T. Tai's stockcard no. YT-2694, "1 "" ""," according to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation on October 9, 2009.

[2] See Tai's invoice dated X/15/63, copy in object file

[3] Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
J.T. Tai & Co.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum